Dandy Dragonflies for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Many of my Stampin’ Up! team members (not only those with blogs) share their gorgeous projects in our team’s Facebook community – there’s such amazing and inspiring creativity in this group! I’m always excited when my team’s blog hop rolls around, though, because I get to share some of their amazing work with you. I’m just as excited to see their projects as you are, and I am proud to share them with you.

04-2021 IRBH Butterflies & Dragonflies

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites – our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month’s projects feature a mix of butterflies and dragonflies – just in time for Spring. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

It’s a Good Day with Dandy Dragonflies

I admit – sometimes I buy an inexpensive stamp set because I love one of the sentiments or images in the set. That was the case with the soon-retiring Zoo Globe stamp set – I love the little “it’s a good day” and could see using it in a lot of ways. Over time, I have grown to love all of the images in the set. Here’s my super-sweet, dragonfly-adorned dragonfly card for today’s InKing Royalty Blog Hop:

Zoo Globe, Dandy Laser-Cut Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Dandy Laser-Cut Paper. Today marks the second time I’ve showcased the Dandy Laser-Cut Paper on my blog. That’s such a crazy fact because I reach for it all the time and have so many great ideas for ways to use it. The laser-cut paper comes with two sheets and all the layers and elements shown below:Dandy Laser-Cut Paper, Stampin Up!, 154300My original concept for this card was to have the flower and dragonfly fit on the circle – planned to snip off the flower around the edge of the circle. I loved it hanging over the circle too much to snip it away. ♥ Not only is the detailed background panel pulled from this pack of laser-cut designs, but the flower and dragonfly are pulled from it, too! I inked one of these panels with a Blending Brush for this sweet-and-simple butterfly card (fitting for today’s hop): Well Said, Dandy Laser-Cut Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King
  • Retiring Favorites. My card features two retiring products: the Zoo Globe stamp set and 2-1/4″ Circle Punch (as I’m writing this post, I realize the punch has already sold). Perhaps that shows why it’s important to pick up your retiring favorites soon? Here’s a look at Zoo Globe: Zoo Globe, Stampin Up!, 153303I heat-embossed the sentiment with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Blackberry Bliss. After it was set, I cropped it with the circle punch. Here’s a closer look: Zoo Globe, Dandy Laser-Cut Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King 2
  • Rich Jewel Tones. The rich jewel tones showcased on my card are pulled straight from the Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Papers – I used two of the pages from this paper on my card. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (you can click on the photo to flip through all of the pages in my online store): Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, 154297If you like the mix of Bumblebee, Misty Moonlight and Blackberry Bliss as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference: Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Bumblebee, Misty Moonlight, Blackberry Bliss

Stamp Sets:  Zoo Globe  Papers: Dandy Laser-Cut Paper, Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Blackberry Bliss, Misty Moonlight  Inks: Versamark  Accessories: 2-1/4″ Circle Punch, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thanks for stopping by!


Shop Online with Brian



Thank you for hopping along with us.  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  3. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  4. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  7. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  8. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  9. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  10. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  11. Rachel Brumley at Stamp with Rachel

Here are links to the products I used in today’s project:



  1. Love your pretty cards, Brian. It’s all about the details, right? Enjoy your day, my friend.

    • Thank you so much, Hilda! I really had fun with these Dandy Laser-Cut Papers. I do love how little things come together to make something beautiful. Hope your day is wonderful! ♥

  2. These are both great. I love the outline look of the dandelion and dragonfly. You placed them perfectly!

  3. Diggin’ it! Love the white silhouettes and perfect sentiment!

  4. Love how you worked this laser cut paper and made that awesome frame! Great card!

  5. What a FUN card my friend. LOVE the spot-light of white on the front of this card.

  6. Wow absolutely love that color combo. Great cards!

  7. I do love this combination of colors, and what a beautiful showcase of the laser cut paper! Happy you didn’t snip the flower, it’s perfect!

  8. Both of these cards are terrific, B! I love how you used the laser cut paper.

  9. Sheryl Abernathy

    As usual, I love your cards Brian. I completely forgot that I had the laser cut paper. Guess I’ll be playing with that this week!

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